Best of / Worst Of Character Moments
A double feature.
Hey gang, time once again for a Best Of post, seeing as how I've slacked on the reviewage again. I'm partially through the review of Angel & Faith, issue 16. But, you can see by how I haven't posted in a week that I'm a bit distracted at the moment.Life is hard
But, let's focus on this post: We're going to be taking a look back at our main characters in both JAWS and JAWS 2, today. JAWS is the tale... perhaps The Tale... of a killer shark off the coast of an island community and is defined by tense and scary scenes of nothing more than a POV moving through water, a theme song that manages to do the job it set out to do to highten tension and well drawn and exceptionally acted characters you care about.
JAWS 2 then throws that all away by filling our time with half-assed character arcs that go nowhere, characters that are only sketched in, poorly thought out "conflicts" that - again - go nowhere, and sucking the tension out of the shark scenes by showing the prop way too much and filming it at awful angles.
I'm already worried about how exactly I can define "main protagonist" in a way that will allow me to include more than Chief Brody alone in the sequel...
But, for now, let's dig into the awesome characters of our original.( One awesome movie, and one soggy sequel.Collapse )--end--.